Definition: This entry contains the percent of the labor force that is without jobs. Substantial underemployment might be noted.
Source: CIA World Factbook - Unless otherwise noted, information in this page is accurate as of January 1, 2012See also: Unemployment rate map
Illinois Unemployment Rate Climbs In April While Jobless Rate Drop In Most Other U.S. States
The Huffington Post - 5/18/2013 4:59:03 PM
Job seekers wait in line at Kennedy-King College to attend a job fair hosted by the city of Chicago on November 9, 2012 in Chicago. (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images) WASHINGTON, May 17 (Reuters) - Unemployment rates dropped in 43 out of the 50 ...
Ohio unemployment rate dips slightly, but state lags country for job growth
Akron Beacon Journal - 5/17/2013 2:44:14 PM
Ohio gained 7,600 jobs in April, but lost 21,700 jobs in March — an even larger number than was initially reported. The state lost 1,300 more jobs in March than initially estimated, according to state jobs data released Friday. The new March employment ...
Unemployment rates drop in most U.S. states, Illinois climbs
Reuters - 5/17/2013 6:40:27 PM
A handful of states, including Illinois, Delaware, Indiana, Wisconsin, Mississippi and New Hampshire saw their jobless rates rise over the year. Illinois' rate fell in April to 9.3 percent from 9.5 percent in March but rose from 8.8 percent a ...
RI unemployment rate now 6th highest in US
Yahoo! News - 5/17/2013 7:16:14 PM
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Rhode Island's 8.8 percent unemployment rate is the sixth-highest in the country. The U.S. Department of Labor released jobless rates for all 50 states on Friday, and Rhode Island's was number six. Nevada has the highest rate ...
Unemployment falls in 40 US states, rises in 3
The Guardian - 5/18/2013 7:04:55 AM
AP Economics Writer= WASHINGTON (AP) — Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that ...
Unemployment: How Does Your State Rank?
ABC News - 5/17/2013 10:22:21 PM
More signs that the job market is slowly recovering: 40 states showed a drop in unemployment in April. Louisiana, Tennessee and North Dakota showed an increase in the unemployment rate, while rates were unchanged in seven states, according to ...
Long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities, and countries
examiner.com - 5/21/2013 7:11:30 PM
Long-term unemployment ruins lives, cities, and countries is the point, the Gallup Chairman believes leaders at all levels need to understand that truth about the impact of unemployment on people. "Creating good jobs is tough, and many leaders ...
Soaring youth unemployment
DAWN Group - 5/20/2013 3:20:38 AM
Other countries that have received ‘bailouts’ face a ... The agency says it expects the youth unemployment rate worldwide to hit 12.8 per cent by 2018, up from the current rate of 12.4 per cent. The ILO report noted that “youth ...
The World's 5 Most Debt-Ridden Countries
The Motley Fool - 5/18/2013 3:47:28 PM
The crisis slammed the country's GDP and devastated the country's economy; Irish unemployment still lingers above 14% five years after the depths ... rate to fall below 13% -- not good, but progress nonetheless. Ireland's debt could fall out ...
SC unemployment falls to lowest rate in 5 years
Businessweek - 5/17/2013 5:14:33 PM
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina's unemployment dropped to its lowest rate in five years in April, state officials said Friday, a drop they attributed in part to increased hiring in preparation for the state's multi-billion-dollar summer ...
ECLAC - Economic Commission for Latin America and : ECLAC and ILO Predict that Regional Unemployment Could Fall to 6.2% in 2013
4-traders - 5/21/2013 5:31:17 PM
In terms of measuring decent work, the document explains that the main aim is to provide agents (government, workers and employers) with tools to assess each country's progress in respect of decent work. However, there have been some measurement and ...
Unemployment falls in 40 states
Evansville Courier-Press - 5/17/2013 8:49:18 PM
WASHINGTON — Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. The Labor Department said Friday that unemployment rates ...
Michigan's black unemployment rate much higher than white rate, but why?
MLive.com - 5/21/2013 3:40:55 AM
EPI found Michigan had the highest black unemployment among the 24 states with large enough ... The nonprofit works with philanthropic groups, businesses and community organizations to provide competency-based summer employment for young people in Detroit.
Virginia’s jobless rate falls to 5.2 percent in April; still below national average
Washington Post - 5/17/2013 3:41:29 PM
Solid hiring helped lower unemployment rates in 40 U.S. states last month, the most since November. The declines show the job market is improving throughout most of the country. Unemployment rates increased in only three states: Louisiana, Tennessee and ...
Nebraska's April jobless rate falls to 3.7 percent
Businessweek - 5/17/2013 5:14:33 PM
(AP) — Nebraska's preliminary unemployment rate decreased to 3.7 percent in April after ... The 3.7 percent was the second-lowest figure in the country, trailing only North Dakota's 3.3 percent for April. Nebraska reported an increase in ...